Hi Harvest Heroes! We've been getting some amazing feedback on our persimmons. But we're also getting some important questions so we thought we'd share some juicy info :)
Here's some great ways to use your good ol' Yankee Doodle Dandy Greens! Dandelion greens are tasty & healthy - they even have more calcium than spinach (which makes them a pretty great substitute for spinach)!
Our Harvest Heroes love pickles & onions top the always list for so many folks in our survey. This is the easiest pickle recipe we’ve done so far. They are ready to use immediately w/ a nice bite & crunch & get better in the fridge.
Summer squashes simmered in your favorite salsas yield a satisfying side dish. But that’s just the start. They make a great base for a wide variety of main dishes for lunch, brunch & dinner. Try it w/ our Huevos Rancheros & our upcoming Shakshuka recipe
Harvest Hero Laura Jauregui posted an enticing veggie laden yam taco photo in the Facebook Harvest Recipe Club. It inspired the easy side dishes & the savory Santa Fe Yam & Bean Bowl recipes we feature this week. This is one of the most beautiful & easy buffets to layout for friends & family.
When peppers are plentiful in the late summer, preserve them in voddy or gin w/ a float of frenet or other amaro. You’ll taste the summer all winter long w/ these tasty Martoonis
Here's some great ways to use up your peppers! We've compiled some recommendations from our heroes and threw in some other bonus resources!
A beautiful presentation & the perfect combo of savory & sweet, this elegant omelette is easy to make. Cheddar cheese isn’t as yellow as it once was, so add a pinch of curry powder for flavor & color
Remember that what some call leftovers are a kitchen magician’s best friend. Morph yesterday’s meal into today’s deliciousness. It’s pepper season, so make stuffed mini pepper appetizers & larger pepper entrees. Warm in the oven or micro and lunch is ready before you can say Buon Apetito!
The secret to crispy roasted squash seeds is in the brine. You can make up to 2 cups of seeds (from several squashes) using this base recipe. I flavored mine w/ a pinch each of garlic powder, smoked paprika & brown sugar.
Harvest Hero Shanna Battaglia shared a vegan & gluten free butternut squash mac & cheese recipe in the Hungry Harvest Recipe Club on Facebook. With a nod to that crowd pleaser, we offer up a risotto & a reminder on the best way to tackle winter squashes.
In solidarity of the earthquake victims & survivors in Italy w/ share an Italian pasta classic from the medieval town of Amatrice.
No cooking required. Light and flavorful, fresh veggies & your favorite cheese make this versatile spread that is good on everything. We served it as an appetizer platter & put some on our version of Harvest Hero Reuben’s pizza
Creamy doesn’t mean dairy or mayo. Nuts, nut butters, avocados & roasted yams or boiled veggies create that unctuous texture we all love. Use them to dress salads & as dips for veggies, fruits, fried foods & BBQ.
Pizza loves all harvest veggies & some fruits too. Harvest Hero Reuben shared his version. We’ve topped our pizza w/ three different flavor combos. Make your pizzas round & cook them on a pizza stone, or press them into a parchment lined baking sheet
Here's 8 awesomely delish recipes from our recipe club!
Harvest Hero B shared her version of Amish Refrigerator Pickles and there were a big hit. So we’ve re-imagined them this week using pears, apples, onion & citrus.
These are very juicy pickles for a reason. That juice is flavor gold. Use it on salads of all sorts, vegetable, chicken, etc. It’s a crunchy salad and a dressing in a jar!
We saw this on Tastemade & took it to our test kitchen. Our improved version takes less time & shaking & shares how to make it a kid friendly activity too. I used a whisper of the Citrus Sea Salt recipe this week for added zing.
Flavored sea salts add dynamic taste & elegance with the greatest of ease. Use up the zest from your Harvest citrus and keep your eyes out for fun sea salts. Most stores have a wide selection of exotic salts these days.